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This Year — recapping the best podcasts.: #16: Too Beautiful to Live (2008-Q1) 


this year. 


Recapping the best podcasts. 


Wednesday, October 1 9, 201 1 

#16: Too Beautiful to Live (2008-Q1) 
this year. 

Too Beautiful to Live. 

First Quarter 2008 



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The brainchild of high school friends Luke Burbank and Jen Andrews, Too Beautiful 
to Live is a simple show about simple things— about personal triumphs and 
personal foibles; about tragedy and thrills. With a Seinfeld-esc\ue dialogue, Luke 
and Jen reflect on life and everything that is wholly unimportant. Their debut year, 
2008, charts Too Beautiful to Live's evolution into something great. 


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In this examination of Too Beautiful to Live's first quarter, Luke and Jen establish ^GM Live* Recent comments 

their pasts— how Luke came up in radio, howjen shares one car with her husband, 2006 

howjen's husband's mentor tried to recruit them into a cult, and howjen ruined 

GFW Radio 


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Mustang Sally at the Rimrock Steakhouse— and look towards the contemporaneous 
news, as Roger Clemens finds himself before Congress, and Coolio starts his own 
cooking show. Gary Busey also comes up, as he is prone to do. 

The following episode has been split into three parts for your convenience. Please 
download all parts to have the best listening experience. 

Find new and old episodes of Too Beautiful to Live at the 
show's official website! 


Sample 


Listen to a sample of Too Beautiful to Live. 

Timestamps 

Parti 

0:1 1 :00 - Get to know Luke 

0:13:00 - Luke Burbank's Radio Memories 

0:49:30 - TBTL is Mystery Solvers: Orion is Arising 

2:1 9:00 - Awesome/Not Awesome 

2:32:30 - Cooking with Sean DeTore 

2:44:30 - Why It Mattered: Karate Kid 

3:16:00 - Kelly O in studio 

3:52:30 - Mike Pesca calls in 

4:05:30 - Jen and Jason's driving arrangement 

4:47:40 - Defend Yourself!: Music tastes 


2006; 2007; 2008 

Giant Bombcast 

2008; 2009; 2010; 2011; 
2012; Ryan Davis 
Memorial; 2013; 2014 

Good Grief 

Full run 

Hang Up and Listen 

2013 

The HotSpot 

2005; 2006; 2007; 

Top 40 

Idle Thumbs 

Original run 

Left, Right & Center 

2011; 2012 

Loveline 

Q1 2000; Q2 2000; 

Q3 2000; Q4 2000; 

Q1 2001; Q2 2001; 

Q3 2001; Q4 2001; 

Q1 2002; Q2 2002 

Oddcast 

2009 


Part 2 

0:00:30 - High school regret story 

1:04:30 - Jen's dinner with Jason's ex-mentor 

1:17:30 - Jen lied about volunteering for kids 

1 :37:00 - Jen's night at the Rimrock Steakhouse 

2:40:00 - The Dating Game 

3:50:00 - Awesome/Not Awesome 

4:22:00 - Wednesdays with Gary 

4:38:30 - Cooking with Sean DeTore 

5:06:30 - Cooking with Coolio 

5:19:30 - Roger Clemens poetry 

Part 3 

0:00:30 - Wednesdays with Gary 

0:17:30 - Luke beats a seventy-year-old in a race 
0:35:00 - Addie calls in 
0:47:00 - Bad baby names 
1 :02:30 - Awesome/Not Awesome 
1 :59:30 - Cooking with Coolio 

Notes 

Too Beautiful to Live was a production of KIRO and MyNorthwest. It was produced 
by Jen Andrews. All clips in this episode are the property of those parties. The 
percentage of the original show in this episode is 12% (12hrs 54min/105hrs 
48min). 

Songs 

Waitomo - Calexico 
Lo-Fi Moon - Calexico 
Irreplaceable - Beyonce 

This Year is not associated with Amazon in anyway. 


On the Media 

2001; 2011; 2012; 2013 

The Penn Jillette 
Radio Show 

Q1 2006 

Planet Money 

401 to 450; 451 to 500 

Political Gabfest 

2011; 201 2; 201 3 

Retronauts 

2007; 2008 

Security Now 

2005-2006; 2007; 2014 

The Skeptics' Guide 
to the Universe 

2005; 2006; 2007; 2011; 
201 2; 201 3 

Studio 360 

201 2; 201 3 

This American Life 

1 to 25; 26 to 50; 

51 to 75; 76 to 100; 

101 to 125 

Too Beautiful to Live 

Q1 2008; Q2 2008; 

Q3 2008; Q1 2011; 

Q2 2011; Q3 2011; 

Q4 2011 


That aint no 
caravella.... looks like a 
creepo - Anonymous 

Best 

podcast. - Anonymous 

My favorite show on the 
site besides Daves of 
Thun... - Anonymous 

I always liked when 
Shirley Phelps called in. 

He a... - Anonymous 

That should read "a 
full Gabfest 

archive,&quo... - This 
Year 


Uhh Yeah Dude 

2006; 2007; 2008; 2012; 
2013; 2014 


Wait Wait... Don't 
Tell Me! 

2011 


The Why Factor 

2012 


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Witness 

2013 


Sampler 

2011; 201 2; 201 3 


TYTL 



Luke Burbank 

Burbank began his career in radio by pinch hitting across a variety of shows and 
genres, working either as a producer or as on-air talent. His work touched a 
number of shows, including The Conversation, Rewind, and Day to Day. He later 
became a reporter for NPR before starring as a regular panelist on the comedy 
show Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! After a stint on The Bryant Park Project Burbank 
returned to Seattle to begin work on Too Beautiful to Live. 

Jen Andrews 

Jen Andrews served as producer for a variety of shows at KIRO before becoming 
executive producer of Too Beautiful to Live. The show marked the reunion of 
Burbank and Andrews, who had known each other since childhood. Andrews left 
the show for a time after its cancellation from radio and subsequent transition to 
the podcast format, but soon after rejoined Burbank as he broadcast from his 
home, "Burbank Studios." 

Sean DeTore 

Sean DeTore worked at KIRO-FM as a radio engineer. With a penchant for aged 
audio media like cassette tapes and vinyl records, DeTore was beloved by listeners 
for his eccentricities and liveliness. After KIRO cancelled Too Beautiful to Live, 
DeTore continued to appear, albeit intermittently, on TBTL's podcast incarnation. 

Guests 



(Left to right):Jason Andrews, Jamie Griswold, Vanessa Romo, Addie Sandstrom 


Special guests 



Mike Pesca 


Tags: 2008, Comedy, Jen Andrews, KIRO, Luke Burbank, MyNorthwest, Sean DeTore, 
Too Beautiful to Live 


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